The Duchess of Cornwall waves to the crowd during a visit to the Piece Hall in Blackledge, Halifax. Source: Getty
It was a very vintage visit for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall as they toured the south and west of Britain’s chilly Yorkshire, with steam trains and retro buses shuttling them between public engagements.
Camilla looked rugged up but thoroughly modern in a powder-pink coat with slinky knee-nigh black boots. She wore a scarf in muted tones to match the simple-but-stylish coat and black gloves, with a small black Aspinal handbag to bring in the black of the boots.
The couple were cheered by crowds of well-wishers as they stopped in Blackledge in Halifax and Oxenhope in Bradford. Camilla also fitted in a visit to the home of writer Emily Bronte at the Bronte Parsonage Museum (the father of the Bronte sisters – Charlotte, Emily and Anne – was the curate of Haworth Church and lived at the house that is now the museum).
Happily for the region, while Camilla was at the museum, Prince Charles was able to official restart the steel furnace at Liberty Speciality Steels, which had closed three years ago, but was bought and fired back into live, making 300 jobs in an area where finding employment can be tough.
Of course, the royal couple also found some time to sample Yorkshire’s famous treats. Of course, Yorkshire is most famous for Yorkshire puddings but is also celebrated for its Wensleydale cheese and curd tarts.
Have you visited the beautiful Yorkshire region? Did you watch All Creatures Great and Small, which was set in the rolling dales of Yorkshire?